Summary: This episode looks at the creating and using formulas in spreadsheets.Series: LibreOfficeSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1495Since the main purpose of a spreadsheet is to perform calculations it is appropriate that we consider just how this is done. In general, a cell of a spreadsheet can contain one of three things: A number Text A formula All calculations are done using formulas. A formula occurs whenever a cell has contents that begin with an equals sign, which is... Topics: LibreOffice, Calc, Spreadsheet, formulas
Summary: New host Helvetin tells us about his Chromebook Acer C7Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1229 I got into Linux after listening to lots of podcasts during my work commute and I am one of those non-technical people listening that after lots of worrying finally installed Ubuntu and found out that it works pretty easily. A few month ago I got a raspberry pi and played with its Arch Linux version and very recently got the Acer C7 Chromebook and immediately put Chrubuntu on it,... Topics: Chromebook, New Host
Summary: raspberry pi myvu cyberpunk wearable computerSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1235 Sigflup talks about her wearable computer constructed from a raspberry pi. She also releases a terminal emulator meant for wearable computers with low-res displays. http://www.theadesilva.com/cyborg.jpg http://www.theadesilva.com/cyborg2.jpg http://www.theadesilva.com/vt3.tgz
Summary: Postgres SQL in Space, Bryan Lunduke, and OpenSuSe Build ServiceSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1744Josh Berkus Postgres SQL in Space Website: http://www.postgresql.org/ Josh Berkus has been a member of the PostgreSQL Core Team since 2003 and has been working as a database consultant since 1995. Josh's work experience includes 8 years of independant consulting on database applications, primarily building applications for the legal and HR industries. He was also head of...
Summary: Five interviews from Scale x13Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1747SoCal Perl Mongers: https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale7x/dotorg/socal-perl-mongers.html Building Storage as a Service with OpenStack Cloud: http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale11x/presentations/building-storage-service-openstack-cloud.html Girls in Tech LA: http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/13x/sponsor/girls-tech-la-1 Snowdrift.coop: http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/13x/sponsor/snowdriftcoop...
Summary: Beer! and the joy of making it.Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1763 I talk a bit about homebrewing, how to do it, what it is, and how to get started. If there is interest, I will do more in-depth shows on the topic, otherwise I will let it stand alone. Links I ramble on about brewing your own beer. Here are a few internet resources to help you along: http://www.midwestsupplies.com/ http://www.amazon.com/The-Complete-Homebrewing-Fourth-Edition/dp/0062215752... Topics: brewing, beer, homebrewing
Summary: Cant mount drive with cifs but can with kioslave smbSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1985 After a windows server upgrade in work, I was no longer able to mount samba network drives from my laptop. Basically it boils down to not been able to mount drives on the console, but been able to browse them in the GUI. After investigating and trying all the options presented, I filed a bug with Fedora.https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1092571 Despite filling in all the... Topics: samba, smb1, smb2, /etc/fstab
Summary: Impress tables and how to format themSeries: LibreOfficeSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1915 We now have looked at three of the four objects that are offered to you on a new slide: Charts, Pictures, and Movies. So now it is time to take a look at Tables. You have options here, such as embedding a table from Calc or Writer, and there are times when you need that degree of power. But most of the time you can do what you need inside of Impress using its own functionality.... Topics: LibreOffice, Impress, Tables
Summary: Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1490In this episode, nybill and pokey conduct interviews and generally have a good time at the 2014 Northeast GNU/Linux Fest. Some links to follow for things that were discussed in this episode: The vacation land that is the state of Maine www.maine.gov/ Arch Linux https://www.archlinux.org/ Raspberry Pi www.raspberrypi.org/ SSSD https://fedorahosted.org/sssd/ by Redhat Linux www.redhat.com/ Dataverse academic data hosting software suite...
Summary: Show who is logged on with the who commandSeries: Linux in the ShellSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1262Episode 31 of Linux in the Shell discuses the use of the who command. The who command does more than just identify who is logged into a system. Who is coupled with init and will produce statistical information about the system since the last boot. Make sure you visit the entry on http://www.linuxintheshell.com/2013/06/04/episode-031-who/ to get the full write up of... Topic: who
Summary: twitter handle is whitehatmattDuration: 00:13:32Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1369 I was prepping for National November Writing month (NaNoWriMo), and realized that I hadn't contributed a show in several years. I thought I would give a rundown on what NaNoWriMo is and what tools I use to write with. NaNoWriMo is where people get together to each write a 50,000 word novel rough draft in 30 days. It's not an easy task, and there are some tricks and tools that will help....
Summary: fscons, interview, anime, creative commons, free culture, animationSeries: FSCONSSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1458This interview with Julia Velkova and Konstantin Dimitriev will shed some light on free culture, open animation, Synfig Studio and the Russian animé being developed by the Morevna Project. Today, on Hacker Public Radio. "Support Open Animation projects! Because they cary a lot of potential for inovation." -- Julia FSCONS 2012: "Open...
Summary: Ruth Suehle reminds us all that hardware needs to be open too.Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1653 Ruth Suehle gave the next-to-last keynote at Ohio LinuxFest 2014 on 2014-10-25. In this talk she discusses the significance of open hardware and maker culture, and how this is something we all should participate in. Maker culture is an essential part of the free and open culture we belive in when we talk about open source. And we need to be vigilant to protect our values... Topics: Open Hardware, Open Source, Open Specifications
Summary: Use bash to simplify the process of organizing and backing up photographs.Series: Bash ScriptingSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1791Summary In this episode I provide an overview of how I use bash to automate my process for orgainizing photographs on my computer. There are two main objectives of this script: Organize photographs in a folder structure that makes sense to me, e.g. 2015/2015-05-22 Allow me to back up my photographs using a variety of methods. Download the... Topics: bash, photography, automation
Summary: HPR Community News May 2012Series: HPR Community NewsSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1001HPR Community News A monthly look at what has been going on in the HPR community. This is a regular show scheduled for the first Monday of the month. New hosts Welcome to our new host: bgryderclock. If you would like to become a HPR host then please head over to http://hackerpublicradio.org/contribute.php id title host 976 HPR Community News (March 2012) HPR Admins 977 Setting Up a... Topic: Community News
Summary: ReactOS, CoreOS, WolfSSL, PicoTCP, Ultimaker, CoreBoot and Flashrom, SatNOGSSeries: InterviewsSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1702ReactOS Listen to the interview with Aleksey Bragin Website: http://www.reactos.org/ ReactOS® is a free open source operating system based on the best design principles found in the Windows NT® architecture (Windows versions such as Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012 are built on Windows NT architecture). Written completely from... Topics: ReactOS, CoreOS, WolfSSL, PicoTCP, Ultimaker, CoreBoot and Flashrom, SatNOGS
Summary: Inspired by a recent meeting with Ken Fallon, Knightwise presents 15 excuses not to record a show.Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1726 Inspired by a recent meeting with Ken Fallon at Fossdem, Knightwise presents 15 excuses not to record for Hacker Public Radio. I don't have the right Gear It doesn't sound so polished I don't know how to upload I don't have a radio voice I don't have the time I'm shy I don't have anything to say The stuff I know about is realy niche and... Topics: hpr, podcasting, tips, techniques, kw, knightwise, excuses
Summary: Cheap computers, ARM, Audio Book Club, Lights, Living, Orlando, Etching, Pronunciation, PranksSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1964HPR NEW YEARS EVE SHOW EPISODE: 4 Can you buy a NEW CHEAP computer that can run GNU Linux? Is ARM the future The HPR audio book club After hours fun at Linux conferences Christmas light displays Southern living and booze Visit Orlando Fun with etching Pronunciation of town names Pranks Naval warfare Some of TwoD's background story Scanning...
Summary: A short over view of how to load a sample into UHV (ultra high vacuum)Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1978 I hope this is the correct version of my introduction to Ultra high vacuum systems and loading samples. Please consult with a professional before using nitrogen and ultra high vacuum system. Nitrogen is dangerous in close environments as it displaces oxygen so please consult the health and safety risks. Topics: Ultra high vacuum, nitrogen
Summary: A bootable USB thumb drive creation tool called MultiSystemSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1290 MultiSystem is a tool for creating bootable USB thumb drives that give you the option launching multiple ISO images and other built in diagnostic utilities. It can be an invaluable tool for system repair techs. Not to mention the many recovery and repair Live CDs that are available to fix Linux, most bootable Windows repair and anti-virus utilities run from a Linux based ISO.... Topic: thumb drive
Summary: Charles in NJ uses the call in line to give us the April newsSeries: HPR Community NewsSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1523New hosts There were no new hosts this month. Last Month's Shows Id Title Host 1499 How I Got Into Computers Charles in NJ 1500 Key Signing Ahuka 1501 AWK laindir 1502 Practical Math - Units - Distances and Area, Part 2 Charles in NJ 1503 Making Waves-The DSO Pocket Oscilloscope NYbill 1504 HPR at NELF 2014 Afterparty Various Hosts 1505 28 -...
Summary: Join Al and Jerry where we discuss are first visit to oggcampSeries: OggCampSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1642 This episode is about how Al and Jerry Meet at Oggcamp. What we enjoy about the event,what to expect and encourage people to attend next year. This is my second HPR episode after beni recorded a interview with me at oggcamp and said I should submit my own episode Linkshttp://adminadminpodcast.co.uk
Summary: Creating a Paragraph Style in LibreOfficeSeries: LibreOfficeSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1285Some useful sites http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/documentation/ http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Documentation/Publications http://gofree.com/Tutorials/ http://en.libreofficeforum.org/ My web site is at hhttp://www.ahuka.com/. Remember to support free software!
Summary: NYbill talks about what's in his computer & 2600 bags.Series: Whats in My Toolkit Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1297 In todays episode NYbill talks about what is in his bag. Not just the every day computer bag, but also his 2600 bag of hacking goodies. http://www.amazon.com/Vantec-CB-ISATAU2-Supports-2-5-Inch-5-25-Inch/dp/B000J01I1G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373398735&sr=8-1&keywords=usb+sata https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11515...
Summary: HPR hosts Nybill and Jon Kulp meet face-to-faceSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1301While I am on vacation near New York City, fellow HPR host NYbill drives down from upstate and we meet for the first time face-to-face. Of course we have to record a conversation for posterity. Topics include activities at LUG meetings, Cory Doctorow, Neal Stephenson, blather speech recognition (a live demonstration!), guitars, and more. Outtakes after the outro. Links Photos of...
Summary: I review the Penguicon 2014 event with a focus on the technology talksSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1526Show notes: In late fall 2013 I became involved in the Penguicon convention, which combines Open Source technology with Science Fiction to create something that I believe to be unique. I ended up taking responsibility for organizing the Tech Track, and we ended up with around 70 hours of programming. I recap some of the highlights of my own personal experience of... Topic: Penguicon
Summary: HPR Community News For August 2013Series: HPR Community NewsSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1351New hosts Welcome to our new host: Stitch, Matt McGraw (g33kdad), Julian Neuer, laindir, and Riley Gelwicks (glwx). Show Updates id date title host 1306 2013-08-05 Freedom Followup Christopher M. Hobbs 1307 2013-08-06 What's in my Bag Accipiter 1308 2013-08-07 Helping a New Computer User Shane Shennan 1309 2013-08-08 Assisted Human Reproduction Ken Fallon 1310 2013-08-09...
Summary: Theru, Navigium, and NYbill talk about joining an old school Unix network, SDFSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1117Theru, Navigium, and NYbill talk about joining an old school Unix network, SDF. http://sdf.org/gopher://sdf.org/0/users/irl/blog/2012-08-22-mosh-in-a-lift.md Topics: sdf.org, Unix, Gopher
Summary: Series: Privacy and SecurityDuration: 00:22:23Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1373In this episode of our Privacy and Security series we look at two issues. The first is why we need Privacy, and the second is whether it is practical in the 21st century. I hope to show that we do need it, and that it is both practical and surprisingly easy to do some simple things to obtain it. Some useful sites Room 641A and the NSA Cory Doctorow's Books The Command Line Podcast The Code...
Summary: I talk about an amazing flashlight I found while walking to work one day recentlySource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1929I Found a Flashlight A couple of weeks ago on the way to work I found a flashlight (or a "torch," for those folks across the pond). It was rolling around on the street getting run over by cars and seemingly not suffering any damage as result. As soon as it was safe, I walked out into the street and grabbed it and took it with me. A little poking... Topics: tools, flashlights, safety
Summary: This episode looks at the filling rows and columns using click-and-drag.Series: LibreOfficeSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1505 One of the key techniques in using a spreadsheet is to master the art of fills, which lets you fill a column or a row with data without having to type in every cell individually. And this technique requires that there be a predictable pattern to the contents of each cell as you fill them. But you can do a lot with this technique, and we will... Topics: LibreOffice, Calc, Spreadsheet, fills
Summary: x1101 explains how he makes coffeeSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1537 x1101 explains how he makes coffee Grinder: http://x1101.net/images/HPR/Grinder.jpg Pot: http://x1101.net/images/HPR/Pot.jpg Beans: http://x1101.net/images/HPR/Beans.jpg
Summary: A look at the more advanced filtering options for manipulating data in Calc.Series: LibreOfficeSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1645 You can set a Standard Filter from within the AutoFilter drop-down, or you can go there through the Data menu by selecting Data>Filter>Standard Filter. Now lets look at the question we ended the last tutorial with: How many females over the age 40 had a case in 1978. We saw we could get this by manually putting checkmarks in... Topics: LibreOffice, Calc, Spreadsheet, filters
Summary: Show who is logged on and what they are doing with the w commandSeries: Linux in the ShellSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1012Today's show is brought to you by the letter "w" and the number "9" To be more specific it's about the w command and Linux load averages and it's brought to you by Dann from Linux In The Shell. Dann aims to explore the use of many commands a user can run in the Bash Shell. Tutorials include a write up with examples, an audio... Topics: load average, w command
Summary: HPR Community News Feb 2013Series: HPR Community NewsSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1196New hosts There were no new hosts this month. Show Review id title host 1176 Intro to editing the Open Street Map pokey 1177 HPR Community News Dec12/Jan13 HPR Admins 1178 Interviews with Laura Creighton and Armin Rigo Seetee 1179 Interview with Mark A Davis of TWUUG Frank Bell 1180 TGTM Newscast for 2/6/2013 Tgtm News Team 1181 Mumble Audio Issues Delwin 1182 LiTS 023: Date Dann... Topic: Community News
Summary: A response to Russ Pavlicek about the Xen ProjectSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1289 Show Title - Short Xen Update From JWP In the Tilts 507 Rus came on as the Xen project manager. Had a lot to say about Xen but not about how xen is funded in the linux foundation by who. In the course of preparing for the podcast I learned that is not easy to see who gives money to the linux foundation. But Oracle is on the board directors along with all the major players in the IT...
Summary: Some advice about best practices on mailing listsSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1740Mailing List Etiquette Overview In February 2015 I created a script to add a section to the monthly Community News show notes. The added section summarises the discussions on the HPR mailing list over the previous month. My script processes the messages archived on the Gmane site and reports on the threads it finds there. In writing this script I noticed the number of times people made... Topics: email, mailing list, thread, conversation, mail client
Summary: The geek dad describes his daily carry gear and bagSeries: Whats in My Toolkit Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1803 The blog on Knightwise.com which inspired/sourced this episode: http://knightwise.com/whats-in-your-bag-week-day-3-matt-mcgraw/ The photo of my gear: https://cloud.thestrangeland.net/index.php/s/meDq3hozvgkay2W Topics: gear, daily carry, what's in my bag
Summary: Today on #HPR; listen to @IT_Advokaten talk about the change in EU law regarding personal data!Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1542Today on Hacker Public Radio, we will talk to an IT lawyer about the new EU regulations regarding personal data. "One thing I think you should be aware of is a principle called 'Privacy by Design and Privacy by Default'!" -- Agnes IT Solutions Expo 2014 In April 2014 I visited the "IT Solutions Expo" at the conference... Topics: it solutions expo 2014, interview, personal data, eu, law
Summary: Rmail in Emacs, msmtp, procmail, tmail, and fetchmailSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1188 11 hours to go. 235 funders Contributed $8,633 USD of $20,000 43% Donate here http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sonar-project Klaatu sneaks in an addendum to his Emacs mini-series on howto use Rmail in Emacs. Bonus topics include how to configure fancy Unix mail tools like msmtp, procmail, tmail, and fetchmail. Topics: Rmail, Emacs, msmtp, procmail, tmail, fetchmail
Summary: Using Scratch in teachingSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1259Cyanide Cupcake talks to Klaatu about the Scratch programming language. Links http://scratch.mit.edu/ http://scratched.media.mit.edu/ http://slackermedia.info/slackbuilds Topics: programming, scratch, video games, mit
Summary: This episode looks at building models and doing "What-If?" Analysis.Series: LibreOfficeSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1515 The next topic is extremely important because it addresses where most beginning users of spreadsheets get into trouble. First, understand that building models and doing "What-If" analysis is fundamental to the success and widespread adoption of spreadsheets all over the world. A model can be thought of as a mathematical...
Summary: I talk about ebook formatting and how to customize an ebook from Project GutenbergSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1657Links to stuff I mentioned in the podcast: Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ "Washington Square" by Henry James: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2870 Calibre ebook manager: http://calibre-ebook.com/ My "basic ebook" css file: http://paste.jonkulp.net/bokehecisa.css Topics: ebooks, html, css, hacks
Summary: Setting up an information display with a thin client and spare monitorSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1034 In todays show, Ken tells of his struggle to get silent PC to work with his spare 17" monitor. His attempts to get a "VIA EPIA M9000 Mini ITX Motherboard" failed miserably and so he has turned to a HP Compaq t5000 thin client. As can be seen in this post here and discussed here. The OS installs fine from USB but you run into grub issues on reboot... Topics: PXE boot, thin client, DHCP, TFTP
Summary: Following an interview with Richard Stallman on the Linux Action ShowSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1063Linux Action Show is at http://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/show/linuxactionshow/ Free Software Foundation is at http://www.fsf.org/ Linux Format Magazine is at http://www.linuxformat.com/ Follow my blog at http://www.zwilnik.com/ To submit a talk for Ohio LinuxFest, please go to https://ohiolinux.org/callfortalks for more information. Remember to support free... Topics: software freedom, GPL, BSD licence
Summary: Recording of the panel discussion at OggCamp11Series: OggCampSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1064This was recorded last year Welcome to the Full Circle Podcast on Hacker Public Radio. This is the third of our highlights of last Summers unconference, OGG Camp-11, held at Farnham Maltings in the South of England. Introducing the OGG Camp-11 Panel Discussion On the panel we have: Dan Lynch of Linux Outlaws, our Chairman Karen Sandler of the Gnome Foundation and ex-Software... Topics: oggcamp11, panel discussion
Summary: Using an Android phone as a wireless hotspotSource: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1065And now for the shortest show ever on HPR, we have a very useful tip about tethering to a WiFi hotspot over usb on android. Topics: android, wireless, wifi, tether